Join us for our biggest night of the year! More details to follow.
busting bedrock and tips to increase your chances while crevicing.
Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.
The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.
The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations.
Member benefits and Mining Guide
COLD GOLD 2019
New Year's Day Dig
11 am to 4 pm
Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!
Smithsonian Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals
10 am (meet at 9:45 am)
Museum of Natural History
Volunteers needed, contact an officer
Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.